Nutrition and Dietetics
The escalating advances of science have brought a collective density to the health care system. Adequate nutrition is central to physical and mental health .The prerequisites for a balanced diet can be met from an assortment of plant and animal based foods. Good nutrition is very important at all stages of life. Our bodies need enough of the right foods to give us energy to grow, learn, work and stay healthy. Children below the age of two have particular needs because their bodies are growing and changing quickly, even before birth because poor health can affect our nutritional status.
Health and nutrition are closely linked. Around half of child deaths could be prevented if the child was not malnourished as well as ill. At the same time, illness increases the likelihood that a child will become malnourished. Adults suffering from micronutrient and other deficiencies are often tired and therefore less productive. Obesity, another fact of malnutrition, is now recognized as a significant and growing problem in most countries and a major contributor to non-infectious diseases such as diabetes
Good nutrition is important for every person’s health and well-being. However, it is especially important for infants and young children, mothers and adolescent girl. The nutrition guidelines contains information and advice on globally accepted best practices to combat malnutrition and is intended to support us by good health